Kusova

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Kusova (Russian: Ostrov Kusova) is a small, round island in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk, one of the Shantar Islands. It lies southeast of Bolshoy Shantar Island.

History[edit]

Kusova was frequented by American whaleships targeting bowhead whales between 1853 and 1867.[1] They simply called it Round Island. They would anchor off the island and send men ashore to obtain wood.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison, of New Bedford, September 12, 1853, Nicholson Whaling Collection (NWC); Lexington, of Nantucket, July 5, 1854, G. W. Blunt White Library (GBWL); Mary Frazier, of New Bedford, June 26, 1859, NWC; Josephine, of New Bedford, July 20, 1864, Kendall Whaling Museum; Java, of New Bedford, July 4-5, 1867, NWC.
  2. ^ Mary Frazier, of New Bedford, July 10-11, 1857, June 26, 1859, NWC.

Coordinates: 54°42′53″N 138°12′47″E / 54.71472°N 138.21306°E / 54.71472; 138.21306